May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 97

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
Lancelot du Lac.
Le Premier Volume de Lancelot du Lac Nouvelleme[n]t Imprimé à Paris.

Paris: Jehan Petit, 1533.

Folio, three parts in one volume, sixth edition, title page with large woodcut initial L, gothic type, main title page and two divisional titles printed within Petit's woodcut architectural border, text in two columns, large woodcut on A4 verso; bound in full dark blue morocco by Charles Lewis, a student of Roger Payne, likely pre-1836 (cf. Dibdin's Bibliographical Decameron, 1817, vol. II pages 520-523) elaborately tooled in gilt and blind over both boards and spine with gilt arms of Edward Vernon Utterson (1777-1856) on both boards; signature of Sir William Tite (1798-1873) on ffep; bookplate of Bibliotheque Am. Berton inside front board; marbled endleaves, aeg.; leaves washed, leaving modest residual staining; bottom margin of bb6 repaired with the loss of parts of two letters; small hole in dd2, affecting a few letters; lower margin of D6 repaired; closed tears in bottom margins M1 & M2 without loss, repaired tear into the text on RR1 with no loss; lacking interstitial blank between parts I and II dd4; 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.